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Does anyone have any recommendations for a good pea coat fabric? I'd need some heavy (at least 24 oz / 680 gms) black fabric preferably from Europe so I can avoid customs fees. It seems to be a surprisingly difficult task to find any suitable fabrics with Google.

Wool?  Not quite sure what you are asking.  Are you looking to make your own peacoat?

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Wool?  Not quite sure what you are asking.  Are you looking to make your own peacoat?

 

 

Yes, a heavy black wool fabric. I was thinking of a bespoke pea coat.

post #5283 of 5734
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Ok another question for the experts on this thread. Is it possible to tailor a standard double breasted peacoat into a single breasted coat? Logistically do you think this would be possible from any experience. 

Thanks in advance

 

Something like this?

 

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Looking to buy a peacoat that will keep me warm and still look good. Is the BR Bond Peacoat worth it? My suit is half that price. 

 

I'm still a student but willing to make an investment.

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looking at Sterling (Navigator for $325 24oz) and Fidelity (23245 for $116 32oz), what's the difference between from price point? Is it really construction/quality? It seems like Fidelity are reprocessed wool? no? I am checking at Schott as an option. I was leaning towards Sterling or Schott until I found Fidelity..Thanks in advance
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Where can I try on and buy WWII pea coats in NYC? I'm only there for a holiday so don't know my way around.
post #5287 of 5734
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Originally Posted by acinod View Post

Looking to buy a peacoat that will keep me warm and still look good. Is the BR Bond Peacoat worth it? My suit is half that price. 

I'm still a student but willing to make an investment.

No, not for the price, Bond isn't worth it.

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looking at Sterling (Navigator for $325 24oz) and Fidelity (23245 for $116 32oz), what's the difference between from price point? Is it really construction/quality? It seems like Fidelity are reprocessed wool? no? I am checking at Schott as an option. I was leaning towards Sterling or Schott until I found Fidelity..Thanks in advance

Go with the Sterlingwear. A big bunch of difference over the other two.
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Where can I try on and buy WWII pea coats in NYC? I'm only there for a holiday so don't know my way around.

Don't know of any shop anywhere that has a good collection of WWII pea coats. There is an Army/Navy surplus store in Manhattan that has a good collection of pea coats. I have given the address and directions to the store in another post, but don't know where the post is.

The name of the store used to be Kaufman's Army Navy Surplus. It is now KSI, and the store is in midtown Manhattan on 319 West 42nd between 8th and 9th. The phone number is 212-757-5670.
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Don't know of any shop anywhere that has a good collection of WWII pea coats. There is an Army/Navy surplus store in Manhattan that has a good collection of pea coats. I have given the address and directions to the store in another post, but don't know where the post is.

The name of the store used to be Kaufman's Army Navy Surplus. It is now KSI, and the store is in midtown Manhattan on 319 West 42nd between 8th and 9th. The phone number is 212-757-5670.

 

Thanks for this, I'll go check it out.

 

Does that mean Kaufman won't have WWII pea coats? Where's the best place to get my hands on them? 

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No, not for the price, Bond isn't worth it. Go with the Sterlingwear. A big bunch of difference over the other two.
Thanks Peacoat for keeping it simple..Now I need to figure out my sizing...
post #5291 of 5734
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Thanks for this, I'll go check it out.

Does that mean Kaufman won't have WWII pea coats? Where's the best place to get my hands on them? 

Kaufman may have a few WWII pea coats, but probably not more than one or two. Best place is Vintage Trends or eBay.
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I was getting ready to list everything on eBay this fall, but I'll throw this out here first:  I'm selling my collection WWII peacoats, including a couple that are in almost perfect shape.  I'd frankly rather sell them to someone who loves vintage peacoats.

 

I have:

- WWII Size 34 (older WWII with cotton lining and slightly slimmer) - fantastic condition with very light wear. Not

- WWII Size 34 (satin lining) - purchased in as mint condition that I can dream up (the only thing I could imagine more mint would be 70-year-old original packaging - has blank name tag and everything).  This was my "SCORE!" coat and only light wear since (drycleaned once, and one loose button that I just haven't gotten around to fixing).

- WWII Size 36 (with ORIGINAL SIZE TAG!) - really good condition - light wear/mothing.  Purchased because I wanted to measure a for-sure size 36. :D  Yes, I'm a nerd - those size tags are practically nonexistent.

- WWII Size 38/40 - excellent condition, incredibly light wear.  Purchased without knowing size, so way too big but great condition.

 

I'm anal "detail oriented" regarding condition and have been over all of them very carefully. All have the chinstrap.  I love peacoats and if it weren't for the fact that I have really narrow shoulders and only the Real McCoys modified fit works on me (ridiculously awesome peacoat, by the way, incredibly faithful to the originals I have), I would keep the two 34s.  If anyone's interested, PM me.  But be serious and willing to pay in line with Vintage Trends' prices for comparable condition.

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Just picked up this JCrew peacoat because I liked the color. Not sure how I feel about the fit though. It seems a bit off, but I cant put my finger on it.

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^ I think the model looks retarded, trying to button the wrong buttons.
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